Leadership and Staff | Rescue Mission & Rescue Haven of Salt Lake
Chris Croswhite, Executive Director
Chris began ministering at the Rescue Mission in February of 2006. He came to the Mission with over 12 years of ministry experience serving both as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ and as a pastor of churches in Salt Lake City and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chris moved to Utah in 1980 and has strong ties to the local community. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Business Management, and Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.) with a Master's of Christian Studies in Applied Theology. Since coming to the Rescue Mission, Chris has been trained as a Genesis Addiction Recovery Counselor.
Chris gave his first personal testimony in the late 1980's during a Chapel Service at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. Returning to the Rescue Mission as a staff member, Chris has noticed a trend in his ministry of being involved with the marginalized of society. He has a passion for sharing the love of God and how it makes an eternal and tangible transformation in one's life. As Executive Director Chris oversees the complete ministry and operations of the Rescue Mission and Rescue Haven.
Brady Snyder, Work Place Coordinator
Brady graduated from the University of Utah and was a journalist with the Deseret Morning News for six years before leaving the paper for the Mission. At the Mission Brady serves as the Phase III Coordinator, helping the men on our recovery program find jobs and transition back into society.
Nick Fuller, Controller
Nick is a shining example of flexibility & adaptation. He holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Olivet College in Olivet, MI. However, he didn't let this deter him from pursuing careers as a school principal and auditor in the insurance industry.
Nick has been the Mission's Controller since 2004.
In the short time he has been at the mission, Nick says "I have seen God do so many truly amazing things, and it is a great blessing to be a part of it."
Lisa Wolfe, Rescue Haven Supervisor
Lisa has a passion for seeing women transformed by God and reach their full potential. She has over 25 years of experience serving children, youth and women, in addition to working in adult education, and leadership development in Churches in Salem, Oregon and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Lisa, who grew up in Salt Lake, and her husband, Jim, returned to Utah in 2004. We are blessed to have Lisa continue her life’s service to woman and children at the Rescue Mission’s women’s facility, Rescue Haven.
Vern Karr, Substance Abuse Counselor
Like many of the best counselors, Vern has overcome addiction in his own life and now desires to pass the victory God gave him onto others that are still stuggling. Vern says: "I praise the Lord for the 21 years of sobriety and the wonderful wife of 38 years who stood by me during hard times. I want to give to others what God has given me - a sober lifestyle and the wonderful peace that only He can give."
George Sproul, Substance Abuse Counselor
George is a graduate of the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake's "New Life Recovery Program." George had a great job and family but lost his job and strained his family relationships through his alcoholism. He attended the University of Utah and is only a few hours short of receiving his Degree in Biology.
Many years ago George sought help from the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. He realized he needed God's almighty power to overcome his addiction. Now George is helping other addicts as a counselor at RMSL. George is a Genesis Recovery Counselor graduate and is the counselor in residence at the Mission's Transitional Housing.
Chris Beane, Counselor/Food Service Manager
A few years ago Chris heard God's call on his life to move from his long time career as a chef to work in Christian ministry as a counselor. His passion is to see broken lives restored, both the obviously broken, addicted and down trodden as well as those in the Church who sit quietly in the pews while inside they hurt from the brokenness of their own sin and the discouraging circumstances of this fallen world.
Chris is involved in the Adult Discipleship and Men’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church. He is a trained Genesis Counselor and has completed the Substance Abuse Counseling curriculum at the University of Utah.
With his background in restaurants Chris also provides oversight to the Mission’s food operations and is our Food Service Manager
Don Hill, House Manager
Don is our House Manger - the man who makes sure the Mission's humanitarian outreaches to the homeless run smoothly and effectively. As House Manager, Don oversees our kitchen, food pantry, showers, clothing giveaways and many other aspects of the Mission's ministry. Don, who is a former addict and graduate of the Rescue Mission's recovery program, is able to relate to our clients in a special way and have compassion on them.
Don is active in his church, Calvary Chapel, and is a trained counselor who loves the Lord and praises God daily for saving him from a life of addiction and despair.
Cyndi Brownell, Case Manager - Rescue Haven
Cyndi is an experienced counselor with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Cyndi has worked in the Acute Psychiatric Unit at the University of Utah Medical Center. At San Francisco State Cyndi graduated magna cum laude and summa cum laude from the U of U. Cyndi has been certified as a licensed social worker in Utah and has experienced working with physically ill clients as well as those with mental health and substance abuse issues.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RESCUE MISSION OF SALT LAKE, INC
Special Advisor, Pamela Atkinson